Saturday October 10, 2015
March 19th, 2015
I know a woman. Works like a dog. She's a loving mother, raising a lovable boy. She's also a good businesswoman, running a successful salon.
But she's not married to the father, though he lives with her ... year after year. As for work, he does a little bit of this and a little bit of that. She pays most of the bills and scrounges for child care. His parents, meanwhile, have a grandkid to play with.
What’s wrong with Washington?
I’m not talking about goofy political antics, like James Inhofe’s latest bid to disprove climate change.
Fifty years ago this month, Democrats made a historic mistake.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the time a federal official, wrote a famous report in March 1965 on family breakdown among African-Americans. He argued presciently and powerfully that the rise of single-parent households would make poverty more intractable.
There’s a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire.
Adults under 35 disproportionately bear the brunt of escalating inequality.
That Bibi is such a piece of work.
On March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walked into our Capitol as though he owned the place, stuck a thumb in President Barack Obama’s eye, and walked out to multitudes of cheering Republicans.
Is that a mensch or what?
Whenever I see a poll that says race relations have gotten worse under President Barack Obama, I want to respond: compared to what?
I don't hear a decent answer to that question from the pollsters. All I hear is more polls.
When is this country going to wake up - really wake up - to the catastrophe that prescription opioid painkillers have caused since they came into widespread use in the early 1990s?
Where Hillary Clinton is concerned, nothing ever changes.
The National Bitch Hunt has been going on for more than 20 years. As a personal matter, the inimitable Camille Paglia set the terms in a long-ago essay in The New Republic portraying Clinton as a "man-woman ... bitch goddess," and "the drag queen of modern politics."
Job creation is up. Unemployment is down. Wages are stagnant. And economists - well, some economists - are confused.